A southeast Missouri man was accused of biting off the ear lobe of a love rival.
The Southeast Missourian reported that a 23-year-old man was charged with felony assault and burglary and was jailed on $50,000 bond.
Police said the suspect and the victim were arguing over a woman just before midnight one Tuesday. The suspect allegedly displayed a butcher knife, but the victim and the woman pushed him out the door.
A fight allegedly began after the suspect knocked loudly at a window. Police said the two men fell to the ground and the suspect bit off the victim's ear lobe.
Police recovered the severed lobe, but doctors were unable to reattach it.